Adhd conditions can only be managed; not cured and although sometimes these children's symptoms subside with age,
often they remain into adulthood.
KNOW YOUR DRUGS
Ask the Dr. about the drug
Read the Drug Information that comes with the prescription
Talk to the Pharmacist
Check out the Internet
Go to the Library
what it is used for
how to take it
notes--such as wear or carry an id stating you are taking this
The Misuse and Abuse of Stimulant Medication:
What Do We Know?
Now is designed to help parents, kids, and school personnel become more informed about ADHD and appropriate use of stimulant
Using Medicine for ADHD
MONITOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR CHILD'S TREATMENT
Monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of a child's treatment
is one of the most important things parents can do to help their child succeed.
by Dr.David Rabiner, Ph.D. Duke University
Getting Kids To Take Medicine
Attention Research Update
** Special Report on Medication Treatment **
I wrote this report to provide parents, professionals, and educators with research based information on maxmimizing the
benefits of stimulant medication treatment for ADHD. This report is not advocating medication as a treatment for any individual
- such decisions are best made by parents in consultation with their child's healthcare provider. Instead, the focus of this
report is on highlighting research-based strategies for maximizing the value of such treatment in situations where parents
and professionals have decided that it is an appropriate option.
You can request a free copy at
Support for distributing this article is provided by McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals. You can request a free
CD or DVD from McNeil that illustrates the benefits of multimodal ADHD treatment at
David Rabiner, Ph.D.
If you have ever had a teacher suggest that your child has add/hd
and urges you to seek a medical evaluation or that they should be
on meds I suggest that you read this
The Rising Sentiment Against Stimulant Drugs for ADD/HD
Immunize Your Child Against Attention Deficit Disorder
Fred A.Baughman Jr., M.D.
states among other things
state attempt to regulate a child's behavior through chemical means, absent exigent circumstances, is a violation of the United
States Constitution and should not be allowed."
whole article at
GUIDELINES FOR SAFE MEDICINE USE
MGH study supports protective effect of stimulant treatment for ADHD
Meta-analysis shows medication treatment decreases risk of future substance abuse
ADHD: Getting Help
Can anything cure adhd
How do stimulants help ADHD
Do any other medicines help
Steps To Better Learning Without Ritalin
Internet Mental Health
Information on meds used for ADD/HD